Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Tyler.

No. 160.]

Sir: Your No. 249, diplomatic series, of the 18th ultimo, reporting the apprehensions of missionaries in the Salmos of Kurdish attacks, has been received, and your prompt action in calling upon the prime minister to take proper measures for the protection of the lives and property of American citizens in that region is approved.

I am, etc.,

W. W. Rockhill,
Acting Secretary.